A LITTLE ROTATION EVERYDAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY
➡ I have said this many times - your spine NEEDS to rotate on a daily basis in order for it to function normally and to have enough fluid to perform its actions. Talking about fluids, let us have a look at the CSF - cerebrospinal fluid which is produced in the brain, but travels all around the spinal cord. Not only does the CSF allow the brain to float around in the skull, but it acts as a buffer for it - protection. It is very important for the brain to produce a sufficient amount of it on a daily basis, otherwise, the brain's weight will start to compress on the lower segments.
➡ CAN MOVEMENT INFLUENCE THIS? Movements of the spine influence the signals that the nervous systems sends around the spinal cord - for example if we have compression at any segment of the spine, we potentially risk slower reactions of the nerve axons, due to the restrictions, which could leave us vulnerable to injury. Our CNS (central nervous system) comprises of the brain and the spinal cord - so whatever happens at the spinal cord will affect the brain's function and vice versa.
➡ SUMMARY: SPINAL MOVEMENTS ARE VITAL FOR BRAIN AND BODY FUNCTION - Moving your spine in more than just flexion on a daily basis will help you function and use your entire body on a higher level. Are you getting fatigue, depression, anxiety, lack of sleep? Is your life lacking movement, do you just sit down all the time? These are factors that need to be looked at when you are treating spinal movement and injury. The spine's main job is to protect the spinal cord - it can not do that job if it has vulnerability, such as lack of mobility. It is not just about strengthening the muscles around it, this will just make you stiff as hell. .
🧠 THINK UNIVERSALLY - Do not get locked into one aspect of health, explore all. Same goes for rehab and movement.